Key Bank said that Robert Kane, Jr will be retiring July 1, after a a banking career of more than four decades. He is the bank’s market leader for the Greater Philadelphia region, which includes the Lehigh Valley
He will be succeeded by KeyBank Commercial Sales Leader Jamie Tranfalia, who will be named Market President upon Kane’s retirement.
“Jamie is a consummate leader with a proven record of building high performing teams and driving superior results,” said Kane. “Over the past few months, he and I have been working together to ensure a smooth transition of leadership, and it is with great confidence that I leave the continuation of Key’s commitment to our clients and community in Jamie’s very capable hands.”
Kane currently serves as a board/committee member for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Association for Corporate Growth, Charles Ellis Trust for Girls, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, The National Association of Corporate Directors, St. David’s Golf Club and The Union League of Philadelphia. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia, Philabundance, the World Affairs Council, BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools), the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the PA Bankers Association.
Jamie Tranfalia joined Key in December 2021 as commercial sales leader reporting to Kane. He is an experienced commercial banking leader with more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Key, he was commercial banking team leader for Citizens Bank. He also held similar roles with Wells Fargo Bank and Brown Brothers Harriman.
Tranfalia is a military veteran, serving for several years as a U.S. Air Force captain and nuclear missile crew commander, managing a large team of nuclear missile launch officers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the U.S. Air Force Academy and MBA from Colorado State University. He is an active member of the community, volunteering with a number of organizations including the American Heart Association, the Committee of Seventy and Liberty USO in Philadelphia, and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.